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JULY 8th: CONEY ISLAND

This post is about a tour of and day trip out to Coney Island on Wednesday, July 8th.   The…

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This is a stream-of-conscious, pretty random and idiosyncratic list of upcoming (non-MWC) events, commentary, musings...which you might be interested in. It will be updated on an as-needed basis with the most recent addition being the first one that you see.

(June 4th):  This is so cool !  Go to OldNYC.org and prepare to be dazzled by this new offering from the NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY  which lets you browse online through the Library's vast collection of digitized photographs - by location - so you can check out change over time.  Developed by uber-programmer Dan Vanderkam this easy to use tool is truly addictive. .....  If you like heights, ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY at the top of the World Trace Center is now open, unfortunately tourist-priced at an aggressive $32. and tarted up with a lot of "extras" before you get to the viewing area.  But, yes, it is an astonishing view. .....  Another NYC summer beach experiment is taking place in Brooklyn at the RIIS PARK BEACH BAZAAR centered around the historic Park building but now including entertainment, shopping, food and drinks.  Transportation is part of the offering with round-trip ferry service from Manhattan to the nearby Riis landing and also the newly-instituted NY Beach Bus. .....  You've heard of gentrification?  Well, now hyper-gentrification is the thing - a newly coined term which tries to capture the warp speed of change currently undertaking the City and obliterating a goodly amount of NYC's most interesting outposts.  For those of you who keep a list  (a  sadly non-inclusive one includes Pearl River Mart, Eagle Provisions in the South Slope, long-gone Sloppy Louie's, Pearl Paint, Coliseum Books, Colony Records, Cafe Edison, Teddy's in Williamsburg, Streit's Matzos, Caffe Dante, Big Nick's, , J&R,  the Post House, La Taza de Oro, Patelson's)  and know there's more to come you should follow Jeremiah Moss's vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com and participate in his #SaveNYC social media campaign.  Read More >>

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